Location: EXT. STREET NEAR FREEWAY - NIGHT
The Bluesmobile leaves the freeway and winds down the exit ramp, backfiring slightly.Camera: CUT TO
Location: INT. BLUESMOBILE - STREET - MOVING - NIGHT
An eight-track tape player has been crudely installed where an AM radio used to be. Elwood punches an eight-track into the slot. It is labeled: "The Best of Sam and Dave" -- their hit "Hold On, I'm Comin" blares through the car door speakers.
JAKE: (intense) We'll get the band back together. We'll get some gigs. We'll make some bread and BANG -- five thousand bucks!
ELWOOD: Jake, getting the band together might not be that easy Jake.
JAKE: What are you talking about?
ELWOOD: They split. They all took straight jobs.
JAKE: Yeah? So, You know where they are. You said you were keeping it together.
ELWOOD: Uh... I got a couple of leads ... I got few phone numbers but... I mean... how many of them visited or even wrote you, huh?
JAKE: They're not the kind of guys who write letters. You were outside! I was inside! You were supposed to keep in touch with the band. I kept askin' ya' if we were gonna play again.
ELWOOD: Well, What was I gonna do? ... take away your hope? ... take away the very thing that kept ya' goin' in there? I took the liberty of bullshitted you, okay?
JAKE: You lied to me.
ELWOOD: It wasn't lies it was bullshit.
Location: EXT. INTERSECTION - NEAR GAS STATION - NIGHT
The Bluesmobile goes through a yellow light as a police car turns on its headlights and rolls out from behind the pumps onto the street after Jake and Elwood.
Location: INT. BLUESMOBILE - MOVING - JAKE AND ELWOOD - NIGHT
"Soothe Me" is playing softly through the tape deck. The police car appears in Elwood's rear-view mirror. It startles him. He glances over and straightens up in the seat.
Location: ELWOOD'S P.O.V. - NIGHT
The police car lights flashing. There are two really clean-cut, OFFICERS with moustaches in the front seat.
Location: INT. BLUESMOBILE - MOVING - NIGHT
Location: EXT. BLUESMOBILE - NIGHT
The Bluesmobile and cop car pull over. An Officer approaches Elwood.
ELWOOD: What? What did I do?
OFFICER #1: Failed to stop on red signal.
ELWOOD: The light was yellow... sir.
OFFICER #1: May I see your license, please?
Location: INT. BLUESMOBILE - NIGHT
Elwood produces his driver's license from above the sun visor. It is a plastic plate. He hands it to the cop. The cop leaves and walks back to his car.
JAKE: (angrily) God damnnit!
ELWOOD: I haven't been pulled over in six months. I bet those cops have got SCMODS.
ELWOOD: State-County-Municipal-Offender Data System.
Location: CLOSEUP - COMPUTER VIDEO SCREEN
The following display begins line by line:ILL. BLUES, ELWOOD B263-1655-2187J. LICENSE STATUS CURRENTLY UNDER SUSPENSION WARRANTS OUTSTANDING STATEWIDE TRAFFIC MOVING VIOLATION 56 WARRANT SPARKING - ARREST DRIVER IMPOUND VEHICLE.
OFFICER #2: Mmm-hmm....
Location: EXT. STREET - POLICE CAR AND BLUESMOBILE
Both Officers get out of the car and approach the Bluesmobile.
Location: INT. BLUESMOBILE - JAKE AND ELWOOD - NIGHT
The cop appears in the window.
Elwood. We show your license currently under suspension. Step out of the car, please.
Jake and Elwood exchange quick glances. Elwood starts the car and guns the engine.
Location: EXT. STREET - THE BLUESMOBILE -
burns away from between the two cops. They run to their car climb in and screech after Jake and Elwood.
Location: JAKE AND ELWOOD'S P.O.V. - WINDSHIELD AND REAR VIEW MIRROR - NIGHT
The car is speeding down a quiet residential, divided thoroughfare in Park Ridge. The police car's -flashers wink in the rearview mirror.
JAKE: (Pissed off) First you trade the Cadillac for a microphone, then you lie to me about the band, and now you're gonna put me right back in the joint!
ELWOOD: They're not going to catch us. We're on a mission from God.
Location: EXT. STREET - THE BLUESMOBILE
flies through a red light, weaving and narrowly missing cars passing through the right of way.
Location: INT. POLICE CAR MOVING - OFFICER #2
He is talking on the telephone receiver.OFFICER #2: We are in high speed pursuit northbound on Courtland Ave. Black and white 1974 Plymouth sedan with Illinois plates. Request assistance.
Location: EXT. INTERSECTION - NIGHT - THE BLUESMOBILE
roars up to the intersection. Stops for a split second. The two policemen run to grab the car. The rear wheels spin. In a squeal and cloud of burning rubber, Elwood cranks the steering wheel to the left and executes a stationary U-turn rocketing up the opposite lanes of the divided road.
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Location: EXT. SHOPPING MALL PARKING LOT - NIGHT
Elwood turns in the parking lot of a large shopping mall, the police cars in pursuit.
Location: INT. BLUESMOBILE MOVING - SHOPPING MALL PARKING LOT - NIGHT
ELWOOD: We'll be all right if I can just get back on the expressway.
JAKE: This don't look like no expressway to me!
ELWOOD: Don't yell at me.
JAKE: What the hell do you want me to do, motorhead.
ELWOOD: Try not to be so negative. Why don't you offer some constructive criticism?
JAKE: You got us into this parking lot, pal. Now you get us out.
ELWOOD: You want out of this parking lot? Okay.
Location: EXT. SHOPPING MALL PARKING LOT - NIGHT
They are rapidly approaching the main entrance of the shopping center. The police car is gaining.